Course Layout

Hole Yards Handicap
1 110 17
2 115 11
3 120 13
4 115 15
5 145 5
6 140 7
7 135 9
8 155 3
9 150 1
Front total 1185 yards
10 120 14
11 105 4
12 160 8
13 115 10
14 135 12
15 140 6
16 100 16
17 145 2
18 110 18
Back total 1130 yards  
TOTAL 2315 yards  
The hole handicap at Bob-O-Link is calculated for matching the play between golfers in your group.  To use it, you need to know your personal handicap index.  If you do not have one, this won't be of much use to you.

Suppose two friends, Tom and Alonzo, are trying to play a evenly-matched game at Bob-O-Link.  Tom is a pretty good golfer and his handicap is 5.  Alonzo plays only occasionally, but knows his handicap is 16.  The difference between their handicaps is 11.  So any holes with a hole handicap from 1 - 11, will require leveling between them. When they play Hole 12, for example, Tom will give up one stroke to Alonzo (thank you, Tom).  But on Hole 14, no extra stroke is included.  This process adds a lot of excitement because differences in skill are reduced as far as the final score is concerned.

Following golf tradition and USGA guidelines, the hole handicap does not indicate the hardest holes.  Rather, it demonstrates on which holes players of different skill will have an equally challenging time getting the ball into the cup.  The highest ranked hole (Hole 9) will usually show the greatest score differences between good and average players.  The lowest ranked hole (Hole 18) is considered to have the most equal challenge for players in a given group.